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Tears of Resilience: a book that focuses on female genital mutilation, by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa

July 5, 2016

16.07.05 Tears of Resilience by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa 13329369_563060290542596_205395464363363037_oTEARS OF RESILIENCE

A book by Ugandan author and activist Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa that focuses on the realities of Female Genital Mutilation and teaches women how to reclaim their  bodies as a source of power and significance.

Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa writes:

Tears of Resilience 2016, by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa and Foreword by Hilary Burrage (Guardian Consultant on Female Genital Mutilation, a renowned author of FGM books, and Huffington Post & other media contributor) focuses firmly on the realities of Female Genital Mutilation and teaches women how to reclaim their female bodies as a source of power and significance.

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Ugandan author Michael is no stranger to eradicating Female Genital Mutilation. For the past 8 years, he has been involved in eradicating Obstetric Fistula and Female Genital Mutilation across East Africa. He has worked with survivors and activists to build safe communities for girls and women in Africa.   Four years in the making, Tears of Resilience tells extraordinary stories of women struggling to reclaim their female bodies as a source of power and significance.

The book combines famous African traditional story telling with modern writing and includes illustrations. Contributors discuss struggles arising from genital mutilation and why it is so important for all of us to work harder to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation.

The contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds in terms of race, class, religion, sexual orientation, and age. They are victims of Female Genital Mutilation survivors, feminists, mothers, scholars, attorneys, poets, medical health providers, all providing perspectives that are ignored, vilified, or underrepresented in the popular media or have never been written about, but are important in discussions promoting legal and social protections for women and girls.

“… Somehow we have to get to grips with the predestined cruelties which are visited upon defenceless children, often just small girls, and we have to work out what can be done to stop this brutality.  Yes, Female Genital Mutilation is, by any decent measure anywhere, a senseless betrayal and an appalling destruction of young lives and well-being; but to stop it we must first try to understand it…” Hilary Burrage (Foreword, Tears of Resilience)

The 15cm X 22 cm book is available in e-Book, softcover  and free PDF versions. If you would like more information about Tears of Resilience or to pre-order your copy

please visit the Book Campaign Page.

or email Michael



One Comment leave one →
  1. July 5, 2016 7:02 pm

    Thank you Hilary.
    Forever grateful for your support!

    Please like our Facebook Page – Tears of Resilience
    Follow us on Twitter – @ToResilience

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